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#66449 - 06/03/06 12:57 PM Blast from the Past--Switchgear in Jurassic Park?
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I've always wondered what the switchgear was in Jurassic Park, where they had to go to "the other building" to reset the breakers after they turned off the power to reset the computers. Does anyone have a long enough memory that you remember what kind of switchgear that was?

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#66450 - 06/03/06 01:49 PM Re: Blast from the Past--Switchgear in Jurassic Park?
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Other switchgear from TV and movie shows:

Don't know about Jurassic Park, but I vaguely remember an eposide of the orginal Star Trek TV show where someone at some mental facility shut off the power to the building, and later turns it back on. Though Star Trek was supposed to be 200+ years in the future, they had a tight production budget and likely just used an existing electrical closet for the scenes above. Something the average person doesn't usually see, but obviously recognizable as a power switch. But not looking like something from Frankenstein movies.

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#66451 - 06/03/06 09:15 PM Re: Blast from the Past--Switchgear in Jurassic Park?
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If I remember correctly the gear was Westinghouse and the breakers were System power breakers (SPB) insulated case 480v breakers.

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#66452 - 06/03/06 10:33 PM Re: Blast from the Past--Switchgear in Jurassic Park?
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Speaking of Frankenstein movies, does anyone remember what was stenciled over the third switch ("Not the third switch!") in Young Frankenstein?
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